In one of the more conveniently-timed announcements in recent memory, the OHL is reportedly set to reinstate 2020 first-round pick of the Montreal Canadiens, Logan Mailloux on Jan. 1.
Mailloux had been serving an indefinite suspension by the OHL since Sept. 2 for recording a consensual sexual encounter with a woman while playing in Sweden in 2020 and distributing it amongst several of his teammates.
A member of the London Knights in 2019-20, Mailloux is expected to join the team upon his reinstatement.
Mailloux was not invited to Canadiens training camp in September despite being the organization's first-round pick in that year's draft. The decision was reportedly made so that the Habs' management group at the time could formulate a plan to "guide him in his development" both on and off the ice.
That management group, which featured Marc Bergevin and Trevor Timmins at the forefront, has since been fired.
Note: This article originally referred to Mailloux incorrectly as a sex criminal. This has been adjusted.